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DISCOVER THE STORY BEHIND YOUR BOTTLES
Krug Grande Cuvée
Ultimate generosity

Krug Grande Cuvée is the archetype of Krug’s philosophy of craftsmanship and savoir faire: a blend of more than 120 wines from ten or more different years.
Its exceptional finesse is the result of a stay of at least another six years in the cellars. Around twenty years are needed to craft each bottle of Krug Grande Cuvée: the first prestige Champagne re-created each year, beyond the very notion of vintage.

KRUG iD 212022

Received its cork
Spring 2012
Blend
134 wines
The oldest wine
1990
The youngest wine
2005
Eric Lebel
Chef de Caves, Krug
Portrait of Eric Lebel Smiling
This magnum spent at least 8 years in Krug's cellars developing its particular expression and elegance, receiving its cork in spring 2012.

As it is a magnum, we let it rest for even longer, waiting until the Champagne is ready to be enjoyed.

Every year since the foundation of the House of Krug, a new Édition of Krug Grande Cuvée is created to offer the fullest expression of Champagne.

This bottle belongs to the 161ème Édition, a blend of 134 wines 12 different years. The youngest dates back to 2005 and the oldest to 1990. Every glass poured from it is the fruit of more than 22 years of careful craftsmanship.

Krug Grande Cuvée 161ème Édition was composed around the harvest of 2005. It was a year of patience and diligence in which a mild winter was followed by a hot, overcast summer. While the harvest in Champagne officially began on 12th September, every decision at Krug is based on tasting and so the House chose to wait a further week. The generous yield revealed an exceptional level of freshness.

The wines of the year - which made up 68% of the final blend - revealed a vibrant character. To complement this and imbue the blend with Krug Grande Cuvée's distinctive fullness of flavours and aromas, a select number of wines were chosen from the House's extensive library of reserve wines from over 14 different years. Among them, Chardonnays from older years and a diverse selection of Meuniers bring the shine, generosity and depth so essential to every Édition of Krug Grande Cuvée.

The final composition of this bottle of Krug Grande Cuvée is 44% Pinot Noir, 37%  Chardonnay and 19% Meunier.

Krug Grande Cuvée is born from the dream of one man, Joseph Krug, to offer the very best Champagne every single year, regardless of annual variations in climate. Each year, the House of Krug honours this dream with a new Édition of Krug Grande Cuvée: the fullest expression of Champagne.
Eric Lebel

Tasting notes

As you taste it, notes of toasted bread, hazelnut, nougat, barley sugar and jellied fruits may take you by surprise. You may even taste hints of apples still on the tree, flowers in bloom, ripe and dried fruit, almonds, marzipan, gingerbread, sweet spices and even brioche and honey.

You may also notice its exceptional freshness in the mouth, with rich and tangy flavours of lemon and grapefruit enhanced by the subtlety of its fine and elegant bubbles. Krug Grande Cuvée can age beautifully.

Storing & serving

  • Krug Grande Cuvée | 1
    The richness of your Krug Champagne is fully revealed between 9°C and 12°C (49°F - 54°F). Serving your bottle too cold would refrain the aromas’expression.
  • Krug Grande Cuvée | 2
    Krug has created The Joseph, a unique crystal glass whose shape enables the bubbles to reach their optimal expression and allows the discovery of the incredible bouquet of aromas.
  • Krug Grande Cuvée | 3
    If you do not have The Joseph glass, you may prefer a white Burgundy glass to a flute, to enable the expression of Krug Champagne’s flavors and aromas.
  • Krug Grande Cuvée | 4
    As a Prestige Cuvée, Krug Champagnes age beautifully, the time revealing their richness and elegance.
  • Krug Grande Cuvée | 5
    Your Champagne should be stored in a wine cellar, or in a cool (between 10 to 15 °C - 50 to 59 °F) dry and away from light place, the exact conditions of Krug cellars.

Food pairing

ratings

"The Wines of our twenty years"

 

"Krug has always remained Krug. And Krug Grande Cuvée, in edition after edition, remains an incredible palette of grape varieties, terroirs and different years with confounding harmony. None symbolises better than Krug Grande Cuvée this quest of perfection centered around the foundation itself of Champagne wine: blending."

Bettane & Desseauve 2015
Note: 19/20

“This is all about balance and the integration of power and finesse, with finely honed acidity supporting flavors of quince paste, dried black cherry, spun honey and candied orange zest, while rich notes of roasted walnut, coffee liqueur and toasted cardamom resonate on the finish. Hard to stop sipping. Drink now through 2028. ”–AN

Wine Spectator 2013
Note: 97/100
Music pairing by Khatia Buniatishvili
Pianist
Khatia Buniatishvili
Music Experience Artist Khatia Buniatishvili

For Krug Grande Cuvée, I have chosen Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto. It is one of the most generous masterpieces, full of joy, full of greatness, with a kind of majestic presence. I think it goes beautifully with the open spirit and generous fullness of Krug Grande Cuvée.

Beethoven - Van Cliburn & Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Fritz Reiner Khatia Buniatishvili_Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat, Op. 73 "Emperor": III. Rondo – Allegro
Khatia Buniatishvili
  • Music Pairing Artiste The DO Vignette Music Pairing Artiste The DO Vignette

    The Dø_Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique

    The Dø_Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique

    Berlioz by Leonard Bernstein & New York Philharmonic Orchestra


    Selected by
    The Dø

  • Artist Keziah Jones Artist Keziah Jones

    Keziah Jones_Oléo (live)

    Keziah Jones_Oléo (live)

    Miles Davis


    Selected by
    Keziah Jones

  • Ozark Henry portrait Ozark Henry portrait

    Ozark Henry - Symphony No. 6 in B minor

    Ozark Henry - Symphony No. 6 in B minor

    Tchaikovsky, Günther Wand


    Selected by
    Ozark Henry

  • Pianist Khatia Buniatishvili portrait Pianist Khatia Buniatishvili portrait

    Khatia Buniatishvili_Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat, Op. 73 "Emperor": III. Rondo – Allegro

    Khatia Buniatishvili_Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat, Op. 73 "Emperor": III. Rondo – Allegro

    Beethoven - Van Cliburn & Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Fritz Reiner


    Selected by
    Khatia Bunitiasvili

  • Music Experience Portrait of Artist Jacky Terrasson Music Experience Portrait of Artist Jacky Terrasson

    Jacky Terrasson - Corner Pocket

    Jacky Terrasson - Corner Pocket

    Count Basie and his orchestra & Duke Ellington


    Selected by
    Jacky Terrasson

  • Music Experience Artist Ceclia Harpe Music Experience Artist Ceclia Harpe

    Cecilia Chailly_Puccini - Turandot - « Nessun Dorma »

    Cecilia Chailly_Puccini - Turandot - « Nessun Dorma »

    Luis Cobos - Placido Domingo


    Selected by
    Cécilia Chailly

  • Music Experience Artist Marcela Roggeri Music Experience Artist Marcela Roggeri

    Marcela Roggeri_Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

    Marcela Roggeri_Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

    Beethoven - Leonard Bernstein & New York Philarmonic Orchestra


    Selected by
    Marcela Roggeri

  • Music Pairing JJCollard Portrait Music Pairing JJCollard Portrait

    Jean Philippe Collard - Pierre Boulez & le New York Philharmonic Orchestra_Ravel_Daphnis et Chloé, 2°suite_Lever du Jour

    Jean Philippe Collard - Pierre Boulez & le New York Philharmonic Orchestra_Ravel_Daphnis et Chloé, 2°suite_Lever du Jour

    Pierre Boulez & le New York Philharmonic Orchestra


    Selected by
    Jean Philippe Collard

  • Portrait of Orazio Sciortino sitting Portrait of Orazio Sciortino sitting

    Orazio Sciortino - Life through a glass

    Orazio Sciortino - Life through a glass

    Orazio Sciortino


    Selected by
    Orazio Sciortino

  • Cover of Aretha Franklin selected track Cover of Aretha Franklin selected track

    Aretha Franklin - You make me feel like a natural woman

    Aretha Franklin - You make me feel like a natural woman

    Aretha Franklin


    Selected by
    Lianne La Havas

  • Hugo Boulanger et Vincent Mussat Hugo Boulanger et Vincent Mussat

    Hugo Boulanger x Vincent Mussat - Krug Grande Cuvée

    Hugo Boulanger x Vincent Mussat - Krug Grande Cuvée


    Selected by
    Hugo Boulanger x Vincent Mussat